In Security Center, camera integrity monitoring is software that detects any form of tampering with the camera, such as moving the camera, obstructing the camera view, changing the camera focus, and so on. The software automatically generates events to alert the security team to remedy the situation.
Camera Integrity Monitor roleThe Camera Integrity Monitor role samples video images from cameras at regular intervals, detects abnormal variations that indicate that cameras might have been tampered with, and generates Camera tampering events.
- Obstruction of camera view (partial or complete)
- Blurred image (due to change of camera focus or smeared lens)
- Abrupt change in the position of the camera (due to environmental or human causes)
The Camera Integrity Monitor role can distribute its workload over multiple servers. This should not be confused with failover, where only one server bears the full load of the role at all times.
How to use this feature
Operators can monitor Camera tampering events with the Monitoring task in Security Desk. You can also create event-to-actions to trigger alarms or send emails and messages to the maintenance team when the Camera tampering event is raised.
For large systems where the physical maintenance is performed according to fixed schedules, you can automate the generation of the maintenance report for your integrity-monitored cameras and the emails of the report to your maintenance team. Then create a scheduled task to email the Camera events report to the maintenance team following their schedule.